Jenelle Evans Says Calling 911 on Husband David Eason for Alleged Abuse Was a 'Misunderstanding'
The mother of three, 27, spoke to her mother Barbara after the incident took place telling her mother the call was made after “a big drunk misunderstanding.”
“The night 911 was called we had a bonfire and we had all of our friends over. David went spotlighting with his friend, they were looking for deer,” Evans explained. “I called David’s phone and he didn’t answer, they were gone for an hour and I was just checking up on them.”
She continued, “So when I called him, he wouldn’t answer the phone and I was pissed off and we were drinking. All the kids were sleeping in their rooms and it was like 11:30 at night. When David pulled in the driveway, I came outside, yelling, screaming and cussing at him because I was pissed off he wouldn’t answer his phone.”
“As I was yelling at him, we were by the fire, I was basically running towards him, cussing, and then I tripped over this freaking hole. Well, he saw that I tripped, he went to go catch me and then he fell too,” the MTV star said. “So we both fell and when we fell, he fell on top of me. So when we got back up I was crying, I was screaming, I was mad. I was like, ‘You put me down on purpose.’ He’s like, ‘No, I didn’t.’”
Evans insisted, “It was a big drunk misunderstanding on my part.”
Her mother asked, “So why’d you call the police?”
“I was pissed off,” Evans replied. “Anyways, when the cops came I met them at the end of the driveway, they didn’t see David the whole time, they didn’t talk to David, the only person they talked to was me. They said, ‘What happened?’ I told them what happened and I said, ‘I just want to be checked out.’ And then they said, ‘We’ll have the ambulance come.’ I went, ‘Oh, wait a second,’ then it all clicked in my head and I said, ‘No, no, no, cancel the ambulance because the kids are sleeping, everything’s fine, I don’t want a big commotion right now, I’ll just go to the hospital.’”
She explained the police left and Eason checked in on her, telling her mother she had asked her husband to stay with their kids so she could go to the hospital to get checked for any injuries.
“It was just a misunderstanding,” Evans said. Her mother, looking worried, said, “I know, but it was like, heartbreaking.”
Evans reiterated her explanation a week after the incident took place in October, telling E! News, “It was a drunk and dramatic misunderstanding. Everything is great. We are totally fine.”
At the time she added the couple was “feeling fine” and “taking time off social media… time to focus on ourselves and our family.”
PEOPLE confirmed Evans was hospitalized at the time of the incident. The chief of 911 operations for Columbus County, North Carolina, said that two police officers responded to a 911 call placed from the home of Evans and Eason on Oct. 13.
The call was placed by a female just before 10 p.m. and was “called in as an assault,” the chief said. An ambulance was also requested but later canceled, the chief said: “The female was transported to the hospital via private vehicle instead.”
A spokesperson for the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office told PEOPLE that no incident report was taken.
In a YouTube video Evans uploaded later that month, called “Confessional: Domestic Violence,” she denied Eason had abused her, despite telling the police in the 911 call that he had “assaulted” her.
“I know everyone’s concerned about me, and I know everyone wants to know, ‘Is she okay? How are the kids? Blah blah blah,’” she said. “Everything’s fine. You know, I’ve been in so many domestic violence situations in the past that I would not put up with it now. So I don’t know why you guys would think that I would continue to stay in this relationship if I was being abused.”
Evans claimed her past experiences with domestic violence had been “horrible.”
“I’ve been in two or three relationships that were domestic violence. And what did I do? I kept Jace away from it. I had just him at the time,” she explained. “When I had my visits, I had my visits alone and I made sure the other person wasn’t around me.”
The MTV star then said, “Every time I tell you guys about it or every time I open up, you guys are like, ‘No, she’s lying. She’s such a f—— liar.’”
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“Well that’s not the case at all,” Evans continued. “I was always telling you the truth, about everything that happened with every one of my relationships. And if you don’t believe me, I don’t know what to f—— tell you, I really don’t. It’s at the point now where I’ve been an open book since day one. I’ve always been an open book to every single one of my fans and my haters. Whether you guys hate it, whether you guys like it, I’m just like f— it, I’m just going to air it anyway.”
Since Evans’ 911 call, she and Eason have shared several photos of themselves on their respective Instagram accounts showing a united front alongside their kids.
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If you suspect domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.